A Black Lives Matter protester seen taunting Pittsburgh diners denied being the “aggressor” — saying the viral video only shows one side of the story.
Nique Craft was part of a wild mob that harassed white patrons as they dined al fresco in Steel City on Saturday.
Craft, who identifies as non-binary, was seen on video approaching an elderly couple, snatching one of their beers and guzzling it before walking away.
Craft told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the woman asked them to come over, have a drink and discuss the situation.
“So, being a theatrical, snarky type of person that I am, I said that I don’t have time to wait for you to order another beer,” Craft said. “I will take the one you have.”
Craft said the two videos that went viral on Facebook don’t show the whole picture.
Craft claimed three men screamed “Blue lives matter” at the protesters — with one of them allegedly swinging a bike at the group.
A man then allegedly grabbed Craft’s hair and placed his hand on Craft’s chest, saying he was stopping Craft from confronting another man.
When the scuffle ended, the man whose beer Craft drank began denouncing the protesters’ behavior — and that’s when Craft claims the woman he was with gave the invite.
“Even though people [at the restaurant] saw that whole thing, they still saw me as an aggressor,” said Craft, who was wearing a “Nazi lives don’t matter” shirt that day.
The videos of the encounter also show one Black Lives Matter protester sneering at the diners, “F–k the white people that built the system” and another swiping a glass off a table, causing it to smash on the ground.
In a Facebook post reported by KDKA in Pittsburgh, Craft wrote, “protest isn’t supposed to be cute marches down the street with adorable photo ops to be used for Facebook profiles. I’m here to disrupt.”
Craft also said, “We seriously get hit everyday that we march. Hueless aggression is escalating because the white moderate has decided we don’t need to fight for our rights anymore.”
Cops are investigating the two videos.